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relations at johns hopkins university. and my guest here with me throughout the show, steve forbes, editor in chief and cnbc contributor judd gregg, former republican senator from new hampshire. welcome, gentlemen. don jensen, let me go to you. how fanciful is this story? this thing keeps popping up. gas program is going to go in, take over the banks, restructure them, save their own money launderers, save their own russian money and take over the cyprus natural gas fields. that is one hell of a deal. i ask you, is that possible, is it plausible? >> it's very plausible. in fact, it's a good scenario. larry, gas prom can buy the whole island. and people always joke that there are so many russian shell companies in cyprus that it's virtually already a part of the russian federation. >> so let me ask you the question du jour or the question du nui tonight, is it odd that russia that bails out the world financial markets? i find this to be utterly incredible. >> well, you have to realize, too, when russian oil garbages and organized crime figures send their money abroad, they like a nice, reli
, the big part of the story is russia. will russia rescue cyrus and their own tax laundering haven. steve is in moscow. >> reporter: yes they came to russia looking for financial support for their country after they brokered a deal in the terms of the european union. the russians have a lot of skin in the game, a huge amount of money flows between the two countries and cyprus has become an off shore type bank for them. in the interest of the russians to get a deal. but i spoke earlier to the finance minister of cyprus about the prospects of a deal. in terms of the support are we talking about a change of items for the current -- change of terms for the 2.5 billion euro loan and more in addition to that? >> no we are talking about it in terms beyond that. >> what terms would those be? >> we don't know yet, we don't know yet. we don't have any deals and we are continuing the discussions and they are waiting for us for discussions in another place. >> how long will the discussions take? >> we will be here until we get some agreement. it appears that late in the day, larry, we have not got a
's a conservative institute on the campus. >> i want to read mark simone my pal steve forbes tweets capitalism is the most moral system because it respects man's rights. now stanford may not agree with that but do i. >> you're being a little out dated. we're in the obama economy. a college student doesn't need to study capitalism, moves into his parents house, lives there until he's 30. is on their health care plan. where do you find a professor to teach the joys of capitalism. >> there has to be somebody out there. >> they are there but they are a vanishing minority. >> capitalism is freedom. i appeal to your higher spirits. there must be an agreement with us some place. capitalism is about freedom. live, liberty and pursuit of happiness is done best through the free market capitalist system. >> i agree with you, larry. i don't know what stanford is doing. obviously they can do what they want because they are a private university and we have freedom of speech but i certainly would encourage the teaching of capitalism on campus. but i think you're all on a different planet. liberals are very s
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